Frank Stoltze

Public Safety Correspondent

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Southern California has a long and troubled history when it comes to policing. I explore a continuing disconnect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, look at when reforms have worked and where and why tensions remain. I'm always examining whether justice is being served.

Stories by Frank Stoltze

At first debate, Kuehl, Shriver clash over resumes, transportation policy

It's expected to be a close race for a seat on the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. This was the first one-on-one debate since the primary.

5 things to watch for in the Kuehl-Shriver debate

Competition between the L.A. supervisorial candidates is expected to be close, with both vying to take the seat of the outgoing Zev Yaroslavsky.

Are LAPD contract talks deadlocked? Union declares impasse

The standoff is over more than pay, according to union leaders who've complained of bias in the disciplinary system - an accusation rejected by Chief Charlie Beck.

What $70M in cash looks like: Feds raid alleged drug cartel money launderers

Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents fanned out across downtown L.A. in the sweep targeting about 70 locations.

Garcetti throws support to McDonnell in LA sheriff’s race

The mayor officially endorsed McDonnell, citing his work at the LAPD. Meanwhile, opponent Paul Tanaka has barely campaigned - providing little chance for debate.

Election 2014: Public union backs Kuehl over Shriver for supervisor

As unions seek to build a labor-friendly majority on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, the race for Zev Yaroslavsky's vacated seat is expected to be a close one.

Former LA attorney accused in $47M visa scheme

The former attorney allegedly used the EB-5 visa program to lure wealthy South Korean and Chinese investors who wanted to obtain green cards.

LAPD inspector general struggles to find witnesses in Ezell Ford shooting

The shooting sparked protests outside LAPD headquarters by people who said it was another case of excessive use of force. But witnesses are scarce, says the inspector general.

LA Muslim group seeks to identify troubled youth, avert terrorism

The Safe Spaces Initiative would create intervention programs within mosques nationwide to thwart violent extremism. LA's counterterrorism chief welcomes the plan.

Ezell Ford: LAPD releases names of officers involved in shooting

Civil rights activists criticized the department's decision to withhold the names of the officers for two weeks. Police say they were guarding against retaliation.

Beverly Hills police defend arrest of black film producer

In a widely shared Facebook post, Charles Belk said he was going to put money in a parking meter when police arrested him for a bank robbery he didn't commit.

CHP officer in videotaped beating could face criminal charges

The case, which has attracted national attention, sparked angry outrage from civil rights activists who called it a clear case of excessive use of force.

Angry residents confront LAPD chief over Ezell Ford shooting

A community meeting draws residents and activists who say the police killing of Ezell Ford is another example of excessive use of force against African Americans.

LAPD chief blames budget for broken station security cameras

Police Chief Charlie Beck did not offer a cost estimate for the fixes. But one commissioner said the problems go beyond money, like missing footage of incidents.

110 Freeway closure: Lanes reopened after chase that left officer wounded, suspect dead

Lanes on the northbound 110 Freeway were open again after an officer-involved shooting that left one officer wounded and a suspect dead.